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  1. August 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    <3 New moon was this morning 10:13amEDT – 2.19 Virgo. love y'all!

  2. August 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Good Evening, TOD.

    Thanks for the coverage today and all days.

    Many many thanks for the tweets from that great guy who did all the tweets comparing Michael Brown to those White Murders in NYT

  3. August 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Good Evening Chips. Good Evening All.

    What a solemn ceremony. I feel for these mothers and pray not to ever be in their shoes. So unfortunate.

  4. August 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Way to go, Allison!!!

  5. August 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid

    By Rick Pearson, Clout Street

    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot.

    The appellate decision came a day after Rauner held a Springfield news conference to try to pressure the courts to issue a quick ruling on his effort to ask voters whether to limit state lawmakers to eight years in office.

    The 1st District Appellate Court said the proposed constitutional amendment question was invalid based on a previous Illinois Supreme Court decision that found term limits to be a matter of the “eligibility or qualifications of an individual legislator.”

    As a result, the appeals court said, the proposal did not fall into the narrow window in which proposed petition-driven state constitutional amendments can appear on the fall ballot. The state’s highest court previously has ruled that such proposed amendments must affect both the structure and procedure of the General Assembly.

    The ruling comes just days before the Illinois State Board of Elections is scheduled to certify the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/chi-rauner-loses-another-round-in-term-limit-referendum-bid-20140820-story.html

  6. 12 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

  7. August 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    On Michael Brown:
    What if there were a free app for every type of smartphone which used the camera and object recognition to scan for certain cues — a police car, a police uniform, a badge or any kind of gun? Once detected, the video camera would turn on and keep recording until all such triggers were no longer in view, indicating the time of day and any other known information (such GPS coordinates) in one corner of the video. 48 hours after recording, any unsaved video files taken in this way would be automatically purged.
    In addition, either as a free service or for an extremely low fee (provided by any of the usual suspects from Facebook to Google to Apple to the Justice Department), have a website where these videos can be automatically transmitted as a heavily encrypted file and where they are also dumped (without being opened) within 24 hours… unless there is a missing person’s report or a criminal investigation in which the transmitter (or their surviving relatives) wishes to cooperate.
    Voice commands or a button on the app will be able to shut it on or off. Another button or voice command will give the option of shutting off voice recording if that ever becomes an issue. A third will enable the user to turn it on in the absence of its normal triggers. The phone will also automatically display “Video Recording In Progress” in large, bright letters whenever this function kicks in. At times this might use a lot of electricity, but recharging is getting faster and more convenient all the time.
    Now just clip the phone onto your belt, pocket or purse the way people used to, and it won’t really matter if your local police are wearing cameras or if they shut them off. Not when they could be recorded at any time, from a dozen different vantage points, providing evidence which can not possibly be confiscated or destroyed.

    I wish this action were not necessary, but between Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, it’s clear that action is long overdue. And too few bear the burden of making change, while too many bear the weight of injustice. That must change.

    • August 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      “And too few bear the burden of making change, while too many bear the weight of injustice. That must change.”

      THIS!

    • 16 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Msg I left on last post:

      No lie, last week I googled body cameras. I’m seriously considering one for my 13 year old grandson.

      • August 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        Thanks. You know, a smartphone clipped to the belt really should be able to fill that role, even if the battery isn’t as good. You could just flip on the video camera and leave it running.

        Granted, not everyone with a gun would know what it was doing, which is another reason to have an automatic-witness app in circulation.

  8. August 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    It is Grayson’s callous disregard for the facts and seething disrespect for the president I take issue with. Grayson line of attack is no different from the right wing American domestic Jihadists – it doesn’t allow for respecting even the president, let alone allowing any room for respecting the president’s decision, even if he disagrees.

  9. 19 anniebella
    August 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Do anyone know what time POTUS will be in North Carolina tomorrow?

  10. 23 arapaho415
    August 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    After a somber day, and @nytimes’ “blunder,” here’s something for a laugh:

  11. 24 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 25, 2014 at 8:39 pm

  12. 25 Ladyhawke
    August 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  13. 26 desertflower
    August 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve been mostly out of the loop today, so if someone posted this already…sorry for the redo. Important just the same.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rand-pauls-curious-defense-undermining-us-foreign-policy

  14. August 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  15. 29 anniebella
    August 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Right wing rags, blogs talking about un-name Democrats are complaining because the First Lady is not out there campaigning or raising money for them. Newsmax, Breitbart.

  16. 31 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  17. 32 Ladyhawke
    August 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

  18. 35 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Not sure what they’re speculating about…

    • 36 Nena20409
      August 25, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Whenever POTUS is out and about with COS McDonough…….something big might be brewing…….. ;)
      Hello HF2 and Hello and Good Evening TODville Community.

      • August 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        My guess? Announcing extension of anti-ISIS operations into Syria.

        • 38 anniebella
          August 25, 2014 at 9:27 pm

          Could be Immigration, LL

        • August 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm

          Spidey senses :cool:

          WASHINGTON — President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad. Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said. The flights are a significant step toward direct American military action in Syria, an intervention that could alter the battlefield in the nation’s three-year civil war.

          Administration officials said the United States did not intend to notify the Assad government of the planned flights. Mr. Obama, who has repeatedly called for the ouster of Mr. Assad, is loath to be seen as aiding the Syrian government, even inadvertently. As a result the Pentagon is drafting military options that would strike the militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, near the largely erased border between those two nations, as opposed to more deeply inside Syria. The administration is also moving to bolster American support for the moderate Syrian rebels who view Mr. Assad as their main foe….continued

    • 43 arapaho415
      August 25, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Before PBO announced the US would provide aid to refugees stranded on Sinjar Mountain in Iraq, the MSM was abuzz with the pool report that described an animated conversation that Mark Landler (IIRC) had with McDonough — I think Cilizza even wrote a blog post that day speculating on why PBO was so “animated” before PBO’s statement.

      Since @LRosen focuses on foreign policy, doubt her speculation relates to domestic immigration.

      CBS radio news has been reporting most of the day that drones are doing recon over Syria (prior to bombing locations in Syria).

      Treacherous assignment for all US military and US hostages involved.

  19. 44 dotster3
    August 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

  20. August 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    • 46 yardarm756
      August 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      A righteous Homegoing.

      • August 25, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        yes it was…

        where do we go from here!

        • 48 yardarm756
          August 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm

          UP Ms prettyfoot, UP. We can’t get much lower. Sad part is that some aren’t ready for the journey.

          • August 25, 2014 at 10:11 pm

            True…but we have no choice but to move forward

          • 51 isonprize
            August 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

            Yeah, well they better GET ready. I”m one of the folks feelin’ like Harriet Tubman, the way some black folks are acting. I really don’t have the time nor the patience for folks who aren’t voting and helping others register to vote, if they can. Folks who aren’t taking the time to look at their experience and recognize that someone else might, just might, have a different perspective from them. And that perspective might be a better way of looking at the world. Folks need to wake up. We are wasting so much talent: art, music, medicine, engineering, theatre, literature – because people choose not to recognize that there are skills and abilities in each and every human being.

            In these supposed United States of America, people from all backgrounds need to understand that black life has value. Brown skinned people live and breathe and love just as much as anyone else does. Plenty of folks are more than tired of the foolishness. We must heal our wounds, but it takes HARD WORK to rehabilitate after all of the destruction, both physically and mentally. Everyone has a part to play. FOLKS BETTER GET READY!!!

            Whewww!! Sorry… /rant off.

    • 53 jackiegrumbacher
      August 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      Oh, Pf, these photos are heartbreaking. No mother should have to endure this pain.

      • August 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

        I know….I know…the photo of his father yelling….just cut thru me too…

        Darren Wilson must be charged and arrested…now what happens after that…who knows…but that has to happen

        • August 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

          That photo of his father ………………………………………… damn, damn, damn ….. that hurts

          • 56 jacquelineoboomer
            August 26, 2014 at 1:56 am

            My aunt and uncle and cousin lost their older son and brother at age 16 of natural causes, totally unexpected, back in 1958. My uncle went from a tall, strong, dashing man to a crushed individual, suffering a total breakdown, lost his former personality, if you hadn’t known him before it would appear he went on to cope but he was never the same, he just couldn’t deal with it the rest of his entire life, until he finally passed away in 2000. I remember it all as though it were yesterday, since – of course – it affected our entire extended family.

            I know others have experienced similar losses.

            But to have that happen in the circumstances that took the life of Michael Brown, Jr.? I cannot imagine how his parents and grandparents and extended family will get through it. And there are many losses similar to theirs, too, sadly we know.

            • August 26, 2014 at 4:07 am

              JOB, the most devastating thing that could happen to any parent is the loss of a child. I know this first hand! I lost my 16-years-old daughter to cancer. Although it’s been 21 years, it feels as if it was just yesterday. The pain the parents of Michael Brown are going through is unimaginable. It will take years before they come to the realization that their child they loved so much, and had so much hopes for in the future, was instantly taken away from them. What must be even more devastating for them is that they were not there to hold his hand and say good bye to him. Although he is not my blood and fresh, I still can’t get over the overwhelming pain and nausea I feel after seeing the picture of him lying there in the street, unattended, as if he were some kind of a dead animal. Actually, to be honest, I’ve seen police treat dead animals more humanely than the way Michael Brown was treated by the police in Ferguson, Missouri.

              • 58 57andfemale
                August 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

                My sister died of an aneurysm at the age of 11. My parents were never the same. The parents I knew were dramatically different than the parents my brother knew, who was 15 years my senior.

                I cannot fathom the pain of losing a child to a violent act.

              • 59 jacquelineoboomer
                August 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

                nath – I’m heartbroken for you, that you experienced the loss of your young daughter. Sending love and a warm hug! And I agree totally about the lack of decency and respect and humanity shown to Michael Brown. It’s hard for any of us to recover from seeing what the police did to his body, much less to imagine how his parents feel about it.

        • 60 arapaho415
          August 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

          Two items, PF58:

          1) Ferguson police chief Jackson said that no decision on whether to arrest Wilson will be made until after the Grand Jury reaches its decision (we had a conversation about this a few days ago).

          2) All the news reports I’ve heard says that the Grand Jury is not expected to reach a decision until some time in October (no doubt just before the November elections).

          • August 26, 2014 at 6:41 am

            yes I remember that conversation…so what happens with the FBI and DOJ investigations….
            I listened to REV Al yesterday…I hope that during the next two months that there is massive community organizing , including voter registration going on…

            We cannot wait…to see what happens…I hope the people of Ferguson take destiny in their hands

  21. 62 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 25, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    ICYMI:

    • 63 anniebella
      August 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      But all you hear from the right wing racists idiots is Obama on vacation again, how much is it costing them?

  22. 64 GGAIL
    August 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Chips, I’m so very thankful that you are here and in my life. (((hugs)))

  23. 69 Nena20409
    August 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    8-25-14
    Congrats Josh “The Voice” Earnest and his wife on their new baby boy ;)

    WH presser.

  24. 70 Nena20409
    August 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm

  25. August 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks so much for today’s coverage. Rev Al has been such an inspiration today. Don’t know how he finds the strength and stamina but his faith is awesome. Prayers for the grieving family and all those who love and support them in this sad time.

  26. August 25, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Dr King:
    And so I stand here to say this afternoon to all assembled here, that in spite of the darkness of this hour, we must not despair. We must not become bitter, nor must we harbor the desire to retaliate with violence. No, we must not lose faith in our white brothers. Somehow we must believe that the most misguided among them can learn to respect the dignity and the worth of all human personality.

    Talk like that is why Ta-Nehisi Coates said Dr. King had a “shocking, almost certifiable faith in humanity.” Was he right to harbor that faith? Can white people “learn to respect the dignity and worth of all human personality?” Believing its possible and working towards that goal is what courage is all about.

  27. 75 dotster3
    August 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Guess Gwen Stefani isn’t a big Stephen Colbert fan—–just introduced him and his Emmy win as Stephen COL’ burt. Jimmy Fallon nailed her for it right away. Not as bad as that John Travolta intro, but still kinda embarrassing.

  28. August 25, 2014 at 10:09 pm

  29. 79 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I didn’t watch the Emmys tonight because my Bates Motel lead actors weren’t nominated this year – even though they deserved to be. One was nominated last year. Maybe next year, but these award shows are political I have to keep in mind.

    Anyway others may have watched for their preferred shows. And that’s fine too. Congrats if your favorite show/actor/actress received an award tonight!

  30. 80 pkayden
    August 25, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks for posting the entire funeral for Michael.

  31. August 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    “The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the cold-blooded murder of American journalist James Wright Foley by the terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS).

    Madani offered his condolences to Foley’s bereaved family, the US President Barack Obama, and the American people. He also renewed his condolences to the families of the hundreds of Muslim, Christian, and Yazidi victims who have been murdered by IS militants.

    The Secretary General hailed the wave of condemnation across the world against the inhuman and inhumane acts of IS. He also commended the statement by the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the highest religious authority in the country, who dubbed IS ‘the archenemy of Islam’.

    The Secretary General reaffirmed the OIC position that the practices of IS have nothing to do with Islam and its principles that call for justice, kindness, fairness, freedom of faith and coexistence.”

    ISIS/ISIL may well be the catalyst the entire Arab, Persian and others throughout North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia … the entire Muslim world needed to stop slaughtering each other and focus on the fact that radical, hate-filled Salafi jihad movement will destroy Islam along with human civilization if it’s allowed to persist.

    #TrustBarack …. if I were an ISIS/ISIL dude, I’d be rethinking my career choices right about now ….

    • 82 desertflower
      August 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      They should sleep with one eye open at all times…but alas, it will not be enough. He knows where you hide and he will get you.HARD.

    • August 26, 2014 at 6:57 am

      This is a huge development…In his speech at Cairo…the President acknowledged that most of the people being killed by extremists were Muslim Men Women and Children….
      …the ISIS/ISIL…may be the catalyst that helps to forge coalitions….

      The President has sought to forge world wide partnerships on so many levels…this is just one more….

      Also with the Saudis declaring that ISIS/ISIL is a force against Islam …that will be a huge deterrent for their recruitment efforts….

      as Bob says…

      #TrustBarack….

  32. August 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Last month, an American media executive arrived in Doha with a retired FBI agent known for his extensive contacts within the government of Qatar. The two men had come to meet with Ghanim Khalifa al-Kubaisi, the chief of Qatar’s intelligence service, and to discuss the whereabouts of an American journalist, Peter Theo Curtis, who had been missing in Syria for nearly two years. After the pair had waited for hours at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha, Kubaisi appeared with a small entourage. He had some good news. “We’re trying to find him,” Kubaisi told the visitors…..

    …Although Obama administration officials noted that Curtis was released following a “direct request” by his family for Qatari assistance, in fact the tiny Persian Gulf nation had been working on the case for months at the request of the Obama administration. Qatar, whose relationships with Islamist groups has at times been publicly questioned by the administration, has privately become the go-to U.S. partner for indirect communications with those groups. They include Hamas, at war with Israel in the Gaza Strip for the past month, and Jabhat al-Nusra, the group that held Curtis, which the United States has designated a foreign terrorist organization and a “wholly owned subsidiary” of al-Qaeda. Beyond the Middle East, Qatar facilitated peace talks between the United States and the Taliban in Afghanistan that ended without success last year. This spring, it helped arrange the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. service member held by the Afghan militants, for five Taliban detainees held in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The five currently reside in Qatar…..

    ….Several weeks after the pair first met with the Qatari intelligence chief, they flew there again to meet with him. Their dinner at an Armenian restaurant lasted more than two hours, with the men trading stories before Kubaisi revealed his security service had found Curtis using its intelligence network. He believed he could get Curtis out of Syria without paying off the kidnappers. “His great worry was he would be accused of paying a ransom,” Bradley said. “The U.S. government won’t pay a ransom and didn’t want him to pay a ransom. The Qataris felt they were in a box.” The former FBI agent said the operation to free Curtis required putting Qatari intelligence operatives in harm’s way. Because of the danger, the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had to approve the mission, the former agent said….

    ….At 9:04 a.m. Saturday, Bradley received a text from Kubaisi: “Done,” with a thumbs-up emoji. Then, at 11:42 a.m., Bradley received another text from the intelligence chief: “now Peter in safe hands.” Curtis was taken to the Golan Heights in Syria and later to Israel, where FBI agents from the bureau’s Washington Field Office were waiting for him. Nancy Curtis got the news almost immediately, with a call from one of the FBI agents who was involved in the case. She told Curtis her son was in “good shape but very emotional.” On Sunday, Curtis spoke to her son while he was at a hotel in Tel Aviv. She said in an interview that her son was “beyond elated.” “Mom, they’re treating me so well,” he told her. “I am in a fantastic hotel. I can have a beer. There are women here.” Curtis said she can’t wait for him to get home. “I am going to confiscate his passport,” she said.

  33. 87 amk for obama
    August 25, 2014 at 11:14 pm

  34. 88 kasai
    August 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Wow! 11 shots

  35. 93 anniebella
    August 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Don Lemon on CNN suppose to have a audio which someone recorded the number of gun shots Darrin Wilson fired, the person who recorded the number of shots, his lawyer just finish talking to Lemon. If I’m not mistaken there were about 11 shots, the FBI have question this man. We heard it was six shots, I think there were more.

    • 94 anniebella
      August 25, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Breaking news

    • 95 57andfemale
      August 26, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Six shots that hit Michael Brown. We already knew of two more that hit buildings. Of course, any competent PD would have done an investigation.

      This is what is going to nail FPD with the feds: no investigation=cover up.

  36. 96 HZ
    August 25, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    My heart is so full today. I just want so comfort to touch Michael’s mother and father. Just comfort during this painful time. Comfort.

    I also want to say a big thank you to our Chips for having this beautiful space. If she along with the great talents here, where would we go to get the truth, share the truth with others, and support and lift up our great President. It is such a great blessing, Chips. Thank you, my beautiful brilliant gem of so much goodness.

    I hope goodness will come forth in many forms for each of our TOD family to keep faith in our president and his team, and work as hard as we can to support him in making policies that will encourage the young men and women in Ferguson and all of our towns in America to move with an urgency to give change another opportunity to move us FORWARD.

    Good night,/good morning to my beautiful TOD family. A loving shout out to those within our family who may not be feeling well tonight. Hold on and remember there is some joy in the morning. Expect it and hold tightly to it. It will carry you to places where there seem not to be too much light; but do not give up hope, my loving TOD family. Look at our President and try to see some hope, please. Thank you all, and I love you all so dearly. Do not worry about me. I know that joy will come in the rising of my being, if I am graced with the breath of life.(((())))HZ

  37. 98 vcprezofan2
    August 26, 2014 at 12:49 am

    G’Night everyone!

  38. 99 99ts
    August 26, 2014 at 12:50 am

    1st world problems – ever tried to make a complaint to a bank – they must spend millions to ensure you can never actually get through to the complaints department!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 100 vcprezofan2
      August 26, 2014 at 12:56 am

      http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/anyanswers/question/senior-citizen-letter-bank

      Dear Sir:

      I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

      By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it..

      I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

      You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

      My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, — when I try to contact you I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

      From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

      ……………………………………//

    • 101 vcprezofan2
      August 26, 2014 at 12:57 am

      Hope your Tuesday is wonderful, TS! Off to bed I go to await mt Tuesday.

      • 102 99ts
        August 26, 2014 at 1:04 am

        My Tuesday was doing fine until I tried to contact my bank about a card that has probably gone missing in the post. All downhill from that point on. I have sent an email – which will probably be answered weeks after my card has exired.

        • 103 vcprezofan2
          August 26, 2014 at 7:41 am

          Hi TS! I suppose the ‘bright side’ of this is that you won’t be able to use the card for a bit, which should mean that money will stay IN the bank? Hope your grandbabe will call and perk you right up.

  39. August 26, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Bottom line, be it be Tavis, MHP, MED, …..

    #TrustBarack

    #OWNthe114th …. your life and the American Promise depend on it ….

    Yes We Must

  40. 105 Sara
    August 26, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Thanks to the mighty Chipsticks, I spent my evening watching the video of Michael Brown’s funeral, so I apologize if I missed that the following has already been mentioned.

    Re the New York Times defamation of Michael Brown, ¨An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had NO CRIMINAL RECORD, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.¨

    (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/14/michael-brown-no-record/14041457/)

  41. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2014 at 1:02 am

    In the Midwest and on the East Coast, it’s already Aug. 26, “Women’s Equality Day.” Hate that day! Ha. Of course, we are equal every day.

    I remember when I was an EEO Manager at my Navy command, responsible for recognizing all of the annual commemorations, which I did with enthusiasm … all but this dumbass Women’s Equality Day. Nobody ever noticed I ignored it! Because, as I mentioned, we’re equal every day. In any event, for those who don’t want to ignore that women got the vote in 1920 and that some of us were around in 1971, when it was named ~ “at the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) … the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” ~ here’s the first record of it. Oh, and, I looked to see if the President’s annual proclamation is up on the White House website yet, and looks as though even they aren’t too enthusiastic about it! Maybe tomorrow. Or Wednesday. And I laugh.

    “Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971
    Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day

    WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

    WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

    WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

    WHEREAS, the women of the United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.”

    http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/equalityday.php

    P.S. Barf.

  42. 107 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

    ICYMI

  43. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2014 at 2:06 am

  44. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2014 at 2:17 am

  45. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Goodnight, TOD, from me and Leonardo.

  46. 111 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2014 at 3:01 am

    This time, I really mean goodnight!

    • 112 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2014 at 3:03 am

      Tweet our Kasai was responding to earlier:

      • August 26, 2014 at 7:07 am

        A statement is fine with me…what else can she do and whatever she did do…would create comparisons with PBO…so…a statement is fine with me….if she wants to comment…talk about the militarization of the Police Department….

        • 114 jacquelineoboomer
          August 26, 2014 at 2:52 pm

          I’d rather see a written statement from her, as you intimated, than her making some remarks she’d have to correct later.

          Good afternoon to you, pf!

  47. 115 vcprezofan2
    August 26, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Hi, addicts!


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